Help! I lost my library/media specialist!
As school budgets continue to strain under the pressures of tough economic times, many elementary teachers and parents find their schools can no longer provide the expertise of a qualified library/media specialist. TeachersFirst offers this new series to help schools and teachers who are “doing more with less.” Although nothing can replace the specialized knowledge of a teacher-librarian, we have students whose elementary years are passing quickly. They need reading suggestions, lessons on information literacy, and positive experiences with books for independent reading. TeachersFirst offers this series to help every student love reading, despite difficult times.
New features, written by an experienced elementary library/media specialist, appear about once a month and include read-aloud and activity suggestions that classroom teachers or parent volunteers can offer as positive experiences in the school library/media center throughout the elementary grades. Check back often as we build the collection. Have a comment? Feel free to use our “Contact us” link and include a mention of “Help! I lost my library/media specialist” in your message.
Read-Alouds and Other Activities:
Looking for more book lists and reading suggestions? See TeachersFirst’s CurriConnects curriculum-related booklists, TogetheRead family literacy themes from our sister site, TeachersAndFamilies, and more in our Reading for All pages.